Warriors star Stephen Curry received a lot of love on the road, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Washington was no different. Day.
Curry scored 41 points to lead the Warriors to a 127-118 victory over the Wizards, and the Washington crowd muted the cheers for MVP as the defending Finals MVP wowed the crowd.
Steve Kerr, head coach of the Warriors, has experience playing alongside Michael Jordan and the Bulls, so he is all too aware of the emotional support of away supporters. Kerr compared Curry’s impact on the NBA to His Airness after the victory.
After the game, Kerr told reporters, “He’s the modern MJ.”
Steph transcends the game and makes people feel something, as evidenced by the fact that while he was playing for the Bulls, half of the crowd wore 23 red jerseys, whereas now they were wearing blue and yellow 30 jerseys.
“I believe that because he is so amazing in his play, there are people who are rooting for him and can’t wait to watch him perform,” says the actor.
The Warriors have dominated history in recent times., winning four NBA championships over eight seasons, quickly rising to become one of the NBA’s most well-liked teams in the United States and internationally. While Jordan’s Bulls won six league titles in the ’90s (three of them with Kerr), the Golden State Warriors have emerged as the dominant force in recent history.
Because Curry is a relatable celebrity with a modest stature, Kerr thinks his widespread popularity has contributed to this.
Because he is unlike any other character before in stature and strength, Kerr continued, “I believe people can relate to him.”
He is 185 pounds and 6’3″ tall. There are many people that size, but none are capable of what he can. He is tremendously motivating, and as a result, we receive much support when traveling.
Curry’s recent 10-game missed the game due to a shoulder injury has played a significant role in the defending champs’ inconsistent start to their quest for back-to-back championships.
Following their victory over the Wizards on Monday, the Warriors are sixth in the Western Conference Standings and at.500 (22-22).